Re: GLib plans for next cycle
- From: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad behdad org>
- To: Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>
- Cc: Ryan Lortie <desrt desrt ca>, gtk-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GLib plans for next cycle
- Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 10:14:19 -0400
On 09/06/11 10:05, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-09-01 at 15:16 -0600, Ryan Lortie wrote:
>> Another option is to use library load constructors to run the
>> initialisation we need to do. That's certainly possible on Windows
>> systems and anything using GCC. I'm not sure if it's possible to do it
>> in a portable way from pure C, though.
> In my research for how to implement a resource system for glib I've been
> looking at this. I think its should be possible to do this for all the
> main platforms we're targeting (linux, elf unixes, win32, osx). There
> might be some ancient proprietary unix where it will not work (but
> probably not as this is a C++ requirement too).
> So, while the code would be kinda hacky to make this work with all weird
> setups required (like pragmas, ick) it should be quite possible to rely
In HarfBuzz I'm using the C++ compiler without linking to libstdc++. I found
it as very rewarding experience. You get library constructor/destructors for
free there. I think this approach to library design has serious merit worth
> I have some notes somewhere on how it can be done for all platforms.
> Will write it up some day.
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